Proficiency Award in Ecotourism
Ecotourism short course - environmental studies for ecotourism, online course
Study from home, for Professional Development or to starting a new business
This Proficiency Award was designed to develop your ability to establish, operate and manage an ecotourism enterprise and increase your knowledge on all aspects of running such a venture. The three courses within this award cover management of issues such as safety, legal consideratons, destinations, accommodation, and management issues, planning, organising and conducting ecotourism services (such as guiding and tours). You will also have the benefit of applying these learnt skills in a workplace or research projects and/or workexperience.
These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Proficiency Award In Ecotourism.
- Ecotour Management BTR101
- Bushcraft And Wilderness Activities (Survival Skills) BTR201
- Ecotourism Tour Guide Course BTR301
In addition to the core modules, students study any 2 of the following 4 modules.
- Research Project I BGN102
- Workshop I BGN103
- Research Project II BGN201
- Workshop II BGN203
Note that each module in the Proficiency Award In Ecotourism is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.
This is the final requirement that you must satisfy before receiving your award. There are two options available to you to satisfy this requirement:
If you work in the industry that you have been studying; you may submit a reference from your employer, in an effort to satisfy this industry (ie. workplace project) requirement; on the basis of RPL (ie. recognition for prior learning), achieved through your current and past work experience.The reference must indicate that you have skills and an awareness of your industry, which is sufficient for you to work in a position of responsibility.
If you do not work in the relevant industry, you need to undertake either :
2 Workshop Projects
2 Research projects
1 Workshop Project and 1 Research project
In some cases we will accept other learning that constitutes "Learning in a real world relevant situation". This means that we will accept (based upon documentary proof):
Attending industry meetings (conferences, seminars, study tours, committee meetings, etc)
Attending workshops run by another institution; or supervised by a professional person working the student through our "workshop curriculum documents"
For more information about this course, please request your free information pack.